PhD Candidate Eric Meyer was the only student of eight SLIS presenters at a NSF-sponsored workshop, "Extending the Contributions of Professor Rob Kling to the Analysis of Computerization Movements," hosted by the Center for Research on Information Technology and Organizations (CRITO) at the University of California Irvine on March 11-12, 2005.
The program honored the late Rob Kling, the IU Professor of Information Systems and Information Science at SLIS and Adjunct Professor of Computer Science who passed away on May 15, 2003.
Meyer talked on the subject of "Framing the Photographs: Understanding Digital Photography as a Computerization Movement."
Dean Blaise Cronin and Executive Associate Dean Debora Shaw presented "Peers and Spheres of Influence: Situating Rob Kling," while Assistant Professor of Information Science Noriko Hara and Associate Professor of Library and Information Science Howard Rosenbaum"Howard Rosenbaum collaborated on the topic "On the Success and Failure of Computerization Movements." Associate Professor of Library Science Alice Robbin's paper was entitled "Rob Kling in Search of One Good Theory" and Visting Scholar Elisabeth Davenport's"Computerization Movements as a frame for E-Government Studies."
The Center for Social Informatics recently was renamed in Kling's honor. Memories of him are gathered Rob Kling Remembered and his home page remains a vivid testimony to his active scholarship and institution-building.
Posted March 14, 2005